TBWA gearing up for rise of Africa’s creatively led ad industry

14:52 PM (Yesterday) Advertising News
TBWA Africa is putting further energy behind one of its key organisational goals – getting future-ready in time for the imminent emergence of Africa’s new, creatively led advertising industry.

Kriya Gangiah to host new celebrity news segment on Zalebs

13:59 PM (Yesterday) Media News
Fans of popular Jacaranda FM DJ Kriya Gangiah will now be able to get their regular dose of local celebrity news delivered in her unique style as she signs on to host a news segment on well-known South African entertainment website Zalebs.

New Durex connect app enables our phones to sleep together ... so we can too

13:47 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News
Durex has revealed the final chapter of its ‘Durex Connect’ campaign by releasing a smartphone app that helps us reconnect, just in time for Earth Hour

First Car Rental depot manages to reduce its municipal water usage by 80%

13:37 PM (Yesterday) Publicity News
First Car Rental’s Cape Town depot has reduced municipal water usage by nearly 80% since installing the eWasha Washbay Water Recycling Plant. EWasha is a revolutionary car wash system that recycles used carwash water through a chemical-free, biological treatment process and then pumps it back into the carwash system.

go4word to take on Unoqwaja in 2015

13:24 PM (Yesterday) Publicity News
Cape Town-based public relation and social media agency go4word, announced that they are taking on the Unogwaja campaign as a CSI initiative for 2015. go4word will assist John McInroy and the Unogwaja team as they embark on their first ever journey on foot from Cape Town to Pietermaritzburg to run the Comrades Marathon.

Ads24 goes native

13:05 PM (Yesterday) Advertising News
Ads24 have launched a native advertising campaign offering clients an additional 10% discount to introduce them to this new offering. Native advertising is the new buzz word in the marketing world, but instead of being a passing fad, or simply a new name for an old concept, native advertising has proved to be highly effective

GlenEllen Farm to host Hout Bay Music Series’ first picnic-style event in April

12:35 PM (Yesterday) Events
The Hout Bay Music Series, a community-based concept centred on a passion for local music with a heart for giving back, will launch its first picnic-style event on the picturesque GlenEllen Farm on Saturday, 11 April.

Dash cams are increasing in popularity, says Dialdirect

12:27 PM (Yesterday) Opinion
Dash cams - cameras that attach to a vehicle’s interior windscreen via suction cup or an adhesive tape mount, have increased in popularity. In 2014, the terrifying footage of a TransAsia plane clipping a bridge in Taiwan and crashing into a river was captured on dash cams by at least two cars. So says Warwick Scott-Rodger, head of Dialdirect.

Provantage Group shows its support for Sparrow Schools

11:50 AM (Yesterday) Publicity News
The team at Provantage Media Group believes that doing good is an integral part of their work culture. They support and assist a number of institutions who help children and one of them is Sparrow Schools in Auckland Park.

BBC World News announced new business programme

11:33 AM (Yesterday) Media News
BBC World News has announced a brand new programme: Business Live. The international business programme will air on the global news channel daily at 10:30 and will be hosted by Sally Bundock and Ben Thompson.

CANSA launches Balanced Lifestyle campaign

11:17 AM (Yesterday) Publicity News
The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) kicks off its Balanced Lifestyle campaign, in March running to end April. The purpose is to provide key information to proactively lead a balanced lifestyle, to reduce the cancer risk.

Continental Outdoor celebrates outstanding Out of Home creativity from the past

11:08 AM (Yesterday) Advertising News
Continental Outdoor, as the Loeries Out of Home sponsor for the second year, has taken a walk down memory lane to celebrate outstanding Out of Home creativity from the past.

Ole! Media Group joins the Association of Independent Publishers to launch a ‘Lokal’ newswire

10:37 AM (Yesterday) Media News
The Ole! Media Group (OMG) and the Association of Independent Publishers (AIP) are collaborating to launch a syndicated digital news service – SA-Lokal News Network. This service seeks to make local news available to more publishers, enabling easier access to information about what is happening on the ground in communities across the country.

Eat Out hosts dinners in aid of Stop Hunger Now Southern Africa

10:26 AM (Yesterday) Publicity News
Eat Out editor Abigail Donnelly, award-winning chef Reuben Riffel and Boschendal winemaker Lizelle Gerber are hosting a dinner at Reuben’s at One&Only Cape Town on Thursday, 2 April in aid of Stop Hunger Now Southern Africa.

World Tour for Unity brings 58-strong Alma Chamber Orchestra to SA

10:12 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment
Classical music lovers are in for a treat during April with the announcement that The Alma Chamber Orchestra will be performing for the first time in South Africa as part of their world tour.

Gigi Lamayne signs up with Dream Team SA

10:06 AM (Yesterday) Media News
Jack Daniel’s Music Scouts reigning winner, Gigi Lamayne, has been signed by talent management agency Dream Team SA. Joining big celebrity hitters such as Khuli Chana, Thembi Seete, Ms Cosmo and Muzart who are also represented by the label, Lamayne has wasted no time with her latest single Ice-Cream getting considerable airplay.

The 2015 Royalty Soapie Awards will see SA's soapie stars honoured

9:39 AM (Yesterday) Awards
Members of the public can rub shoulders with soapie stars while seeing the country’s hottest music acts live on stage at the Royalty Soapie Awards, which are set to glam up the Durban ICC on Saturday, 28 March.

Bonang Matheba steps down as judge for Miss South Africa pageant

9:34 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment
Media personality, Bonang Matheba has stepped down as judge of the Miss South Africa pageant, taking place at Sun City, due to an urgent international commitment.

Hero announces new staff appointments at its Johannesburg office

9:32 AM (Yesterday) People on the Move
Hero, a communications agency based in Cape Town and Johannesburg, has announced new staff appointments for some of its rising industry-leaders.

Global sponsors announced for South Africa International Fashion Film Festival

9:15 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
An alluring fusion of fashion and film will be celebrated this weekend in Cape Town at the Mercedes-Benz Bokeh South Africa International Fashion Film Festival to be held at the world-class African Pride 15 on Orange Hotel from Friday, 27 to Saturday, 28 March.

Al Jazeera to host International Press Institute's World Congress in 2016

8:56 AM (Yesterday) Media News
Al Jazeera is proud to announce that it will be hosting the International Press Institute’s World Congress in Doha, Qatar in 2016.

The Art of the Brick® LEGO to exhibit at TheZone@Rosebank

15:01 PM (2 Days ago) Entertainment
The Art of the Brick®, the world renowned LEGO art exhibit will open at the TheZone@Rosebank on Friday, 3 April.

Cinema is the portal to the future

14:01 PM (2 Days ago) Opinion
With the next Screen Advertising World Association’s (SAWA) showcase imminent at Cannes Lions 2015, it is worth reflecting on the highlights from the last one. So says Yvonne Diogo, marketing manager for Cinemark.

The hunt is on for the best steakhouse in South Africa

13:49 PM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
The Wolftrap Steakhouse Championships is again hunting down South Africa's greatest steakhouse to find our national champion for 2015.

Zeenat Moorad wins the 2014 Citi Journalistic Excellence Award

13:42 PM (2 Days ago) Awards
The 2014 Citi Journalistic Excellence Award has been won by Business Day senior retail and consumer markets correspondent Zeenat Moorad. Her winning article, titled Check Mate beat out 14 other entries from around the country to win the top prize.

Social Media Network Optimisation tool puts the power in brands' hands

13:42 PM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
Market research agency KLA  has partnered with the Connected Action Consulting Group in Silicon Valley, to launch a cutting-edge tool that allows businesses to understand the shape and nature of their brand’s presence in social media networks.

A beginner’s guide to social media marketing

13:34 PM (2 Days ago) Editorial Desk
A few years ago, the argument was if you didn’t have a website, your businesses didn’t exist. Today, you can swop ‘website’ with ‘social media presence’. And yet, you will still find that many businesses are avoiding it.

Good Hope FM to go against radio timeslot tradition with its new weekday show line-up

12:56 PM (2 Days ago) Media News
Good Hope FM has announced an all-new timeslot strategy for the popular weekday show line-up, effective Wednesday, 1 April. Going against the norm of traditional radio timeslots, this move also sees the introduction of a brand new afternoon show, to be presented by Breakfast Show team member and weekend Teen Show presenter, Carl Wastie.

South African retailers have yet to harness location-based messaging

12:06 PM (2 Days ago) Opinion
While there is a great deal of interest in the potential for personalised, location-based marketing, South African retailers have been slow to benefit from it, says Nolan Daniel, MD of Paradigm Group.

MSP Developments raises R200 000 for Masibambane Sports Foundation

11:47 AM (2 Days ago) Publicity News
MSP Developments has raised close to R200 000 in aid of Masibambane Sports Foundation during the Play to Give Golf Challenge, which took place at the Stellenbosch Golf Club in November last year.

ASUS launches Flip Book My Life competition

11:28 AM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
ASUS, the Taiwanese technology innovation brand, is launching the new ASUS Transformer Flip Book with the ‘Flip Book My Life’ competition, inviting members of the public to nominate someone who they think ‘flips’ their lives better between activities than anybody they know, throughout the day.

Cape Flats ECDs take part in Mustadafin Foundation fun day

11:18 AM (2 Days ago) Publicity News
Laughter, fun and shouts of joy filled the Vygieskraal Stadium as young ones aged between two and six-years-old took part in exhilarating sporting activities hosted by Mustadafin Foundation.

Fogg’s out-of-this-world activation gives the travel trade industry a much-needed boost

11:14 AM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
The travel trade industry was recently given a, quite literal, out-of-this-world experience, courtesy of digital agency, Fogg Experiential Design.

TEAMtalk media secures rights to distribute FA Cup and Capital One Cup audio

10:35 AM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
TEAMtalk media, a subsidiary of the Ole! Media Group (OMG), has announced a partnership with the world’s biggest sports radio station, talkSPORT, which will see TEAMtalk media distribute audio rights across Sub-Saharan African markets.

Facebook launches Blueprint and Learn How for marketers

10:18 AM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
With two million businesses advertising on Facebook, the platform wants to provide the best resources and tools to help all businesses grow.

Clicks2Customers appoints Nic van den Bergh to head up its SA operations

10:14 AM (2 Days ago) People on the Move
The rapid growth of digital consumption across a multitude of channels has ushered in a game-changing period for the Digital Marketing Industry – prompting Clicks2Customers to appoint well-known omni-channel specialist, Nic van den Bergh, to head up its South African operations.

Hellocomputer celebrates 10 years in the business

9:56 AM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
Ten years ago, a start-up called Hellocomputer was created. The belief was simple: digital would become an indispensable part of consumer’s lifestyles. Over the subsequent decade, Hellocomputer has been driven by its passion to change the way consumers interact with brands online.

Workonline Communications to launch Africa’s first media exchange platform

9:44 AM (2 Days ago) Media News
Pan-African fibre-based network service provider Workonline Communications is set to launch Africa’s first media exchange platform, which it believes will revolutionise the African media industry.

Webfluential to merge its SA business with Retromedia

9:36 AM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
Webfluential, the platform that connects brands with consumers through credible influencers, has merged its South African business with Retromedia, the digital media buying service, appointing Kirsty Sharman to assume overall leadership of the new entity. Webfluential South Africa will now incorporate all staff members from both organisations.

Joint Department of Water and Sanitation/WESSA water action project wins United Nations award

9:23 AM (2 Days ago) Awards
A joint water project initiated by the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) under the Chief Directorate Transformation and by Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) Eco-Schools has won a United Nations-Water “Water for Life” Best Practices Award.

bouffant welcomes Michael MacGarry to the team

9:00 AM (2 Days ago) People on the Move
bouffant has added another new director to their roster; this week they welcome Michael MacGarry to the team. MacGarry’s visual art extends from filmmaking to other artistic channels such as sculpting, photography and publishing.

Work Your Wealth to host local and international speakers at the Richer Life Conference

8:38 AM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined.” It was 19th century philosopher Henry David Thoreau who’s been the source of inspiration to those who’ve dreamed big. With a simple change of mind-set it’s been said you can achieve anything.

Ray Funnell takes on the Everest Challenge and wins

7:33 AM (2 Days ago) Publicity News
It is at times like these that one feels truly humbled and in awe of the human spirit. Ray Funnell, a husband, father, engineer and Leukaemia survivor is a true testament to the great words of Nelson Mandela, "What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead."

Montecasino has got that winning feeling

7:12 AM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
Want to be certain of a great time and the best gaming and entertainment experience Gauteng has to offer? If public and corporate sentiment is anything to go by, then one’s best bet is Montecasino, which has just been presented with an array of awards, the majority of which reflect the opinions of the Gauteng public.

Second annual Cellarbake@Nitida proves a delicious success

6:43 AM (2 Days ago) Events
A delicious success unfolded at Nitida Wine Farm in the Durbanville winelands at the second annual Cellarbake@Nitida. In celebration of fine artisanal bakes and award-winning wines, the culinary occasion declared a new realm in the exploration of flavour excellence.

Kaelo Engage takes on the #RAK2015 challenge at Dimphonyana Tsa Lapeng

16:09 PM (3 Days ago) Publicity News
The Kaelo Engage team spread some kindness as part of the Random Act of Kindness (RAK) Campaign when they visited Dimphonyana Tsa Lapeng, a refuge for orphaned and vulnerable children in Olivenhoutbosch in Centurion recently.

BBC World News investigates what the Ebola outbreak says about Africa

16:04 PM (3 Days ago) Media News
Airing as part of the A Richer World season on BBC World News, Understanding Ebola will look at what the recent outbreak of Ebola says about just how far Africa has come.

Algoa FM nominated for seven MTN Radio Awards

15:40 PM (3 Days ago) Awards
Algoa FM presenter Wayne Hart is in line for three out of the seven 2015 MTN Radio Awards for which the station has been nominated.

iFani launches #1stDayGold campaign

15:20 PM (3 Days ago) Media News
The multi-talented Xhosa rap extraordinaire, iFani, will be announcing the launch of his innovative campaign around the release of the upcoming album via a dedicated Twitter Session on Monday, 30 March.

Montecasino - The evolution of a superbrand

15:04 PM (3 Days ago) Marketing News
Montecasino, Tsogo Sun’s flagship property, sits at the apex of a national portfolio boasting over 90 hotels and 14 premier gaming and entertainment destinations; and enjoys footfall of over 9.3 million guests annually.
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